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L.S. Venkataramanan Memorial Lecture – isec

L.S. Venkataramanan Memorial Lecture

Seminar And Training

Professor L.S. Venkataramanan Memorial Lecture Series

Sl. No.


Name of the Speaker



January 23, 2024

Prof. Pratap Singh Birthal
Director, ICAR-National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP) New Delhi

Livestock and Agri Food System Transformation


April 18, 2022

Dr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS (Retd.)
CEO, NRAA and Chairman Empowered Body, DFI, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

Strategies for Doubling Farmers Income in India


July 28, 2020

Prof. R.S. Deshpande
Former Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change

Disaster Management in India


February 14, 2017

Prof. M.V. Nadkarni
Former Professor of Ecological Economics, ISEC and Former Vice-Chancellor of Gulbarga University

Crisis in Indian Agriculture: Can it be Overcome


September 26, 2016(Lecture in .mpg format)

Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur

The Changing Role of Government in Indian Agriculture


June 12, 2015

Prof. Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Will Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Between India and China Reduce India’s Trade Deficit?”


July 1, 2014

Professor Ramesh Chand, Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy, New Delhi

Agricultural Growth, Farmers’ Income and Nutrition Security in India: Linkages and Challenges


September 5, 2012

Prof. Vinod Vyasulu,
Adviser, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore and Adviser, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore

Agriculture in India’s 21st Century


February 11, 2011

Dr. V Prakash
Director, CFTRI

Challenges in Reachout of Safe and Nutritious Food through Public Private Partnership – The inclusiveness for Urban and the more inclusiveness for Rural indeed!


April 29, 2010

Prof. Abhijit Sen
Member, Planning Commission
New Delhi

Inclusive Growth


December 26, 2008

Prof. Praduman Kumar
Former Professor, Agricultural Economics, IARI & Managing Editor, AERA, National Centre for Agricultural Economics & Policy, New Delhi

Fight Against Hunger and Poverty in Rural India


August 25, 2007

Prof. Mruthyunjaya,
National Director, National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP),
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Agricultural Research and Education: New Ideology and Innovation


April 12, 2006

Prof. G.S. Bhalla
Former Member, Planning Commission, GOI, Former Chairperson, Agricultural Prices Commission, GOI

Economic Situation of the Indian Farmers: Some Findings from NSSO 59th Round


June 23, 2004

Prof. Yujiro Hayami
Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Family Farms and Plantations in Tropical Development


November 29, 2003

Prof. Dayanatha Jha
National Professor, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi

Crisis in Agricultural Research and Development in India: The Road Ahead


April 7, 1999

Prof. Chandi C Maji
Former Founder Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics & Policy Research, New Delhi

Micro-Level Indicators for Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Agricultural Technology


December 27, 1994

Prof. V M Rao
Member, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, GOI

Food Security in Changing Context of Indian Economy


February 11, 1993

Prof. A Vaidyanathan
Professor Emeritus
Madras Institute of Development Studies

Fertilizers Use in Indian Agriculture

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